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The structural design of language, Thomas S. Stroik, Michael T. Putnam

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The structural design of language
Title
The structural design of language
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Thomas S. Stroik, Michael T. Putnam
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most important principles which underlies biolinguistics is that Turing's thesis must be satisfied: the structural design of biological systems obey physical and mathematical laws. Whilst much work has been done to identify the components of language, surprisingly little attention has been paid to examining and understanding the structural design of language itself, and how it satisfies Turing's thesis. The components of language must be somehow inter-structured to meet thresholds of simplicity, generality, naturalness and beauty, as well as of biological and conceptual necessity; but exactly how they do so has thus far been under-articulated. In this book, Stroik and Putnam investigate what this structure looks like, and argue that minimalist syntax has central importance. In so doing, radical new insights emerge into what the language faculty is, how language emerged in the species and how language is acquired by children"--
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Stroik, Thomas S
Dewey number
415
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Putnam, Michael T
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Generative grammar
  • Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
  • Biolinguistics
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The structural design of language, Thomas S. Stroik, Michael T. Putnam
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 The biolinguistic turn; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Theory-shaping; 1.3 Minimalism and the design of the Faculty of Language; 1.4 Re-shaping theory; 1.5 A new direction for Minimalism; 1.6 Final remarks; 2 The structure of the Lexicon; 2.1 Introduction: compositional and relational problems; 2.2 A biolinguistic interlude on lexical composition; 2.3 The compositional problem: Just how much featural composition do lexical items need?; 2.4 Feature hierarchies; 2.5 Consequences; 3 Constructing the Numeration
  • 3.1 Introduction: Addressing the relational problem3.2 Dealing with crashes; 3.3 Crashes and the Numeration; 3.4 The Numeration in Survive-minimalism; 3.5 So where's the Lexicon?; 3.6 The necessity of a WorkBench; 3.7 Final thoughts; 4 Copy and the computational system; 4.1 A biolinguistic reprise; 4.2 Preliminary remarks on syntax; 4.3 "Phrase structure rules": from Merge to Copy; 4.4 Syntactic derivation, Survive-style; 4.5 Consequences of our analysis of structure-building operations; 5 Some structural consequences for derivations; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 A thematic prelude
  • 5.3 Understanding adjuncts5.4 Coordinate structures; 5.5 Conclusion; Appendix: features, crashes, and derivations; 6 Observations on performance system interpretations; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Interpreting syntactic representations; 6.3 Binding-theoretic considerations; 6.4 Scope, Survive-style; 6.5 Syntax-semantic mapping issues; 6.6 Conclusion; 7 Conclusions and challenges; 7.1 General conclusions; 7.2 Specific challenges; Notes; Chapter 1 The biolinguistic turn; Chapter 2 The structure of the lexicon; Chapter 3 Constructing the numeration; Chapter 4 Copy and the computational system
  • Chapter 5 Some structural consequences for derivationsChapter 6 Observations of performance system interpretations; References; Index
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ocn842932647
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Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781107342217
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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System control number
(OCoLC)842932647
Label
The structural design of language, Thomas S. Stroik, Michael T. Putnam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 The biolinguistic turn; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Theory-shaping; 1.3 Minimalism and the design of the Faculty of Language; 1.4 Re-shaping theory; 1.5 A new direction for Minimalism; 1.6 Final remarks; 2 The structure of the Lexicon; 2.1 Introduction: compositional and relational problems; 2.2 A biolinguistic interlude on lexical composition; 2.3 The compositional problem: Just how much featural composition do lexical items need?; 2.4 Feature hierarchies; 2.5 Consequences; 3 Constructing the Numeration
  • 3.1 Introduction: Addressing the relational problem3.2 Dealing with crashes; 3.3 Crashes and the Numeration; 3.4 The Numeration in Survive-minimalism; 3.5 So where's the Lexicon?; 3.6 The necessity of a WorkBench; 3.7 Final thoughts; 4 Copy and the computational system; 4.1 A biolinguistic reprise; 4.2 Preliminary remarks on syntax; 4.3 "Phrase structure rules": from Merge to Copy; 4.4 Syntactic derivation, Survive-style; 4.5 Consequences of our analysis of structure-building operations; 5 Some structural consequences for derivations; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 A thematic prelude
  • 5.3 Understanding adjuncts5.4 Coordinate structures; 5.5 Conclusion; Appendix: features, crashes, and derivations; 6 Observations on performance system interpretations; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Interpreting syntactic representations; 6.3 Binding-theoretic considerations; 6.4 Scope, Survive-style; 6.5 Syntax-semantic mapping issues; 6.6 Conclusion; 7 Conclusions and challenges; 7.1 General conclusions; 7.2 Specific challenges; Notes; Chapter 1 The biolinguistic turn; Chapter 2 The structure of the lexicon; Chapter 3 Constructing the numeration; Chapter 4 Copy and the computational system
  • Chapter 5 Some structural consequences for derivationsChapter 6 Observations of performance system interpretations; References; Index
Control code
ocn842932647
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107342217
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842932647

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